Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Aryans were natives of India, not foreigners!

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In a recent analysis that could change history, it has been concluded that the ancient races that combined to make up the people of India, Aryans and Dravidians, were both natives of India.
All these years it was believed that Dravidians were the natives and Aryans were nomads who came in from Central Asia but the study by Dr Lalji Singh, vice-chancellor of Benaras Hindu University (BHU), said that proto Aryan races were present in the Harappan civilization. Both Aryans and Dravidians had the same genetic basis and both used Sanskrit as their language.
The script however was an older form of the oldest script in India, the Brahmi script. Called proto Brahmi, the father of the Brahmi script of the Indus Valley Civilization still remains a mystery. This script along with the Kohi script engraved on palm leaf manuscripts comprised about 18 letters and pictures and was written from right to left. It was only much later, around 2000 to 1500 BC that the left to right system was created. The longest manuscript from the Harappan civilization unearthed so far had about seven lines engraved on a palm leaf.

                                                                       (Based on Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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